Esophageal diverticulum: A complication of histoplasmosis in children

Steven Steiner, Elaine Cox, Sandeep Gupta, Martin B. Kleiman, Joseph F. Fitzgerald

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Abstract

We report three boys, ages 8 to 14 years, who experienced dysphagia or chest pain while eating. In each patient, contrast esophagrams or esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) demonstrated mid-esophageal traction diverticula, and serologic findings were compatible with acute or recent histoplasmosis. Diverticula appear to result from esophageal traction induced by inflammatory changes in adjacent infected lymph nodes. Antifungal and anti-inflammatory therapies were individualized in each case; all patients recovered fully.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Esophageal Diverticulum
Histoplasmosis
Traction
Digestive System Endoscopy
Diverticulum
Deglutition Disorders
Chest Pain
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Eating
Lymph Nodes
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Esophageal diverticulum : A complication of histoplasmosis in children. / Steiner, Steven; Cox, Elaine; Gupta, Sandeep; Kleiman, Martin B.; Fitzgerald, Joseph F.

In: Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 146, No. 3, 03.2005, p. 426-428.

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Steiner, Steven ; Cox, Elaine ; Gupta, Sandeep ; Kleiman, Martin B. ; Fitzgerald, Joseph F. / Esophageal diverticulum : A complication of histoplasmosis in children. In: Journal of Pediatrics. 2005 ; Vol. 146, No. 3. pp. 426-428.
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